Last updated: October 01. 2013 5:23PM - 894 Views
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RIO GRANDE, Ohio — A week removed from their last match, the University of Rio Grande women’s soccer team returns to Evan E. Davis Field Wednesday evening when they face the University of Pikeville in a Mid-South Conference tilt.


Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.


Rio Grande (5-4 overall, 2-1 MSC) comes into Wednesday’s match after a 2-0 shutout victory over the Rams of Bluefield College one week ago.


Freshman defender Carrie Mathes (Springboro, OH) and senior defender Mary Beth Schramm (Marietta, OH) recorded the two goals in the victory.


With the goal, Mathes currently leads the RedStorm in points (11) and is tied for the lead in goals (5) with fellow freshman Laurel Amstutz (Yellow Springs, OH).


Freshman midfielder Melissa Dickerson (Little Hocking, OH) continues to pace the passing attack for Rio Grande as she leads the team with four assists.


Playing every minute in front of the net this year for the RedStorm is junior goalkeeper Allison Keeney (Cincinnati, OH), who has allowed 34 goals in nine games. Keeney has turned away a conference-leading 57 shots for a save percentage of .648. She also has four shutouts to her credit.


Pikeville (5-3, 1-2) suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to the University of Cumberlands in their last outing on Saturday.


Leading the way for the Bears this season is the combination of junior Kayla Scott and sophomore Carmen Koster with 14 points apiece. Scott leads the team with seven goals and Koster leads the team with four assists.


Junior goalkeeper Chelsea Schulte has allowed just 11 goals in eight games for the Bears. She has saved 31 shots for a save percentage of .738 and pitched two shutouts.


Rio Grande owns a 3-1-0 advantage all-time against Pikeville.


Live video of the match will be available at www.ihigh.com/redstorm beginning at 4:50 p.m.


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